This course will provide you with the accounting language's essentials. Upon completion, you should be able to read and interpret financial statements for business diagnosis and decision-making. More importantly, you will possess the conceptual base to keep learning more sophisticated accounting and finance on your own. Do not forget that, as with any other language, becoming proficient with accounting requires constant practice.
Accounting: Making Sound Decisions is course 1 of 5 in the Foundations of Management Specialization.
Good management is equal parts knowing and doing. No matter what industry you work in or where you are in your career, a basic understanding of decision-making, influence, and other management fundamentals will help you achieve your professional goals. This Specialization will give you a comprehensive introduction to the practice of management through the lens of four key disciplines: accounting, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. In each course, you'll analyze real business cases from these four perspectives. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to develop a holistic solution to a real-world business dilemma.